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HCC DENTAL HYGIENE PROGRAM CELEBRATES COLLEGE ANNIVERSARY

HCC Dental Hygiene students provide preventive dental services for area residents. Appointments are available starting Aug. 15 on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.

Halifax Community College's (HCC) Dental Hygiene program is celebrating the college's 40th anniversary, July 15-21.

Established at HCC in 2003, the Dental Hygiene program offers students the chance to gain education and experience under the supervision of licensed dentists and dental hygienists. To obtain a dental hygiene license, students need two years of education and clinical experience from an American Dental Association accredited college and successful completion of written and practical exams.

In order to meet all requirements, students work in the Dental Clinic located on the main campus. Each student must accrue 600 hours of clinical experience to complete the program and be eligible to take the required exams. To complete the hours, the program offers inexpensive preventive dental services to area residents.

Services include dental exams with x-rays, cleaning appointments for adults and children, adult periodontal treatments, and protective sealants. The fall semester will begin on Aug. 15, and the clinic will have appointments for the public on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. To schedule an appointment, call Terry Hux at (252) 536-7219. To learn more about the Dental Hygiene program, click here.